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Firearms and the Violent Transformation of Native America

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$29.95 • £26.95 • €27.95

ISBN 9780674737471

Publication Date: 10/10/2016


400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

28 halftones, 1 map

Belknap Press


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  • List of Illustrations*
  • A Note on Terminology, Style, and Citation
  • Introduction: What Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull Knew
  • 1. Launching the Indian Arms Race
  • 2. A Vicious Commerce: Slaves and Alliance for Guns
  • 3. Recoil: The Fatal Quest for Arms during King Philip’s War
  • 4. Indian Gunmen against the British Empire
  • 5. Otters for Arms
  • 6. The Seminoles Resist Removal
  • 7. Indian Gunrunners in a Wild West
  • 8. The Rise and Fall of the Centaur Gunmen
  • Epilogue: AIM Raises the Rifle
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • Gun Frontiers in North America [map]
    • Sitting Bull Pictograph
    • Sitting Bull’s Winchester Model 1866 Carbine
    • Blackfeet War Shirt
    • Serpent Side Plate
    • Flintlock Mechanism
    • Dutch Trade Gun
    • Iroquois Captive March
    • Military Commission Granted to Chief Okana-Stoté of the Cherokee by Governor Louis Billouart, Chevalier de Kerlérec, February 27, 1761
    • Indian [Chickasaw] Going Hunting, by Philip Georg Friedrich von Reck (1736)
    • Delaware Indian Powder Charge
    • Fort Ligonier
    • Nootka
    • Maquinna
    • Potlatch
    • Battle of Sitka, 1804
    • Totem Pole, Sitka National Historical Park
    • Osceola
    • Seminoles Attack
    • Pawnee-Pict (Wichita) Village, by George Caitlin
    • Comanches, by Lino Sanchez y Tapia
    • Blackfeet Indian on Horseback, by Karl Bodmer
    • Fox-in-Circle Punchmark
    • F. W. Flight Flintlock, North-West Burnett, 1845 Trade Gun
    • Blackfeet Image of Capturing an Enemy Gun
    • Blackfeet Rifle Bag
    • Blackfeet Petroglyph
    • AIM Member Raising the Rifle

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